Almost all anthropologists hold a doctoral degree. In more rare cases, those with a bachelor's or master's degree in anthropology are able to secure administrative or research positions. Most individuals, however, must undergo the eight years of study required to obtain a doctorate in anthropology.
In addition to degree requirements, candidates should be trained in the specific skill sets relevant to their field of study. Archaeologists, for instance, should take courses in geology and geography. Biological anthropologists, however, should be as competent in the areas of human anatomy, genetics and general biology. Likewise, linguistic anthropologists should be fluent in several languages and social scientists should have a strong background in psychology and sociology.
What are Anthropologists like?
Based on our pool of users, anthropologists tend to be predominately investigative people.
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Anthropologists by Strongest Interest Archetype
Based on sample of 176 Sokanu users
Are Anthropologists happy?
careers. Overall they rank in the 77th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.
Anthropologist Career Satisfaction by Dimension
Percentile among all careers
Education History of Anthropologists
The most common degree held by anthropologists is Anthropology And Archeology.
17% of anthropologists had a degree in anthropology and archeology before becoming anthropologists. That is over 15 times the average across all careers.
History graduates are the second most common among anthropologists, representing 2% of anthropologists in the Sokanu user base, which is 1.1 times the average.
Anthropologist Education History
This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming an Anthropologist, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.